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Lomé, estimated population 850,000, is the capital of Togo. Located on the Gulf of Guinea, Lomé is the country's administrative and industrial centre and its chief port. The city exports coffee, cocoa, copra, and palm kernels. It also has an oil refinery. Lomé is located at 6°7'55" North, 1°13'22" East (6.131944, 1.222778). [1]

The city was founded in the eighteenth century by the Ewe people. In 1882, the village, known then as Bey Beach, became a major trading centre with the arrival of Chico and Octaviano Olympio as agents for the British trading firm A. and F. Swanzy.

Bey Beach became the capital of Togo when the German rulers transferred capital status from Aneho in 1897. The city then grew quickly until it was taken by the French Army in 1914 during World War I.

Lomé lies in the extreme south west of Togo, up against the Ghanaian border. Attractions in the city include Lomé Grand Market, the Togo National Museum in the Palais de Congrés, a fetish market, Lomé Cathedral, beaches and the former wharf.

The University of Benin is located in Lomé. Togo's main airport is outside the city, while the tallest building in Lomé and in all of Togo is the 2 Fevrier Sofitel Hotel building (102 meters). The former railway line to Blitta runs from the city.

Neighbourhoods in Lomé include Kodjoviakopé, Nyekonakopé, Amoutivé, Tokoin and Bé. The northern neighbourhoods are almost separated from the centre by a lagoon.

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the 2 Fevrier Sofitel Hotel building (102 meters).

 

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damn we are even half the size of togo
 

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l'hotel du 2 février (102m) :



MARKET OF "fétichiers" :



INDEPENDANCE MONUMENT



WALL ARTS







THE "nana benz" (famous women) are famous in the "grand marché" (great market)...
The Togo and Lomé are famous in all occidental africa for their commercial spirit and for the "grand marché" of Lomé

 

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i dont't speak a good english, sorry sorry ...
you can see
Lagos/NIGERIA : the population are 10 millions in 2005 and 18 millions en 2025)

Cotonou/BENIN economic capiotal : population :1.1 millions in 2005 and 3millions in 2025.

Porto Novo/BENIN politic capital : 230 000 popumlation in 2005

And of course Lomé (capital of Togo)



Very impressive contrast between rural space in GHANA and urban space (city of lomé) in TOGO.
The role of the border is impressive





on the right : the Togo with Lomé

on the left : the Ghana



ZOOM



zoom PORT OF Lomé



downtown lomé



 
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